May 9 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Seniors Present Capstone Projects at Engineering Design Day

    OSC's senior undergraduates gathered on Tuesday to present their interdisciplinary capstone projects at UA's 2014 Engineering Design Day. Thirty-three B.S. in OSE students on 15 different teams culminated two semesters (and several years!) of hard work with posters and prototypes scattered across the Mall and in the Student Union.

    A banner featuring several engineering disciplines, including photonics and remote sensing, lines a stage

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    Outstanding Students Reflect College's Best Facets

    During last week's scholarship and awards ceremony, the College of Optical Sciences named Johnathan Davis its Outstanding Senior and Byron Cocilovo both its Outstanding Graduate Student and its Outstanding Teaching Assistant.

    Senior Johnathan Davis and graduate student Byron Cocilovo

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    Celebrating the College's 'Light Moments' with ... the 'Event'

    In honor of the college's 50th anniversary, former staff member Tammy Orr has embarked on a remarkable journey through the annals of its illustrious history. Please join her for the weekly Web-exclusive "Light Moments," which will explore some of the short stories and tall tales that have brought us to the OSC we know today and love today.

    Peter Franken speaks to Jack Gaskill, who is garbed in a long black beard and wig

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    August Conference Marks 50 Years of Groundbreaking Research at OSC

    In conjunction with SPIE's Optics + Photonics 2014, the College of Optical Sciences is holding a special technical conference in honor of its landmark anniversary, 50 Years of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona, on Aug. 19 and 20 at the San Diego Convention Center.

    The OSC 50th anniversary logo is superimposed on a black-and-white picture of building construction

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    BRO Offers Seats in Upcoming Intro to ASAP Tutorial

    June fast approaches, and with it comes a new opportunity to attend Breault Research Organization's Introduction to ASAP software tutorial. The June 3-6 session is free for OSC staff and students.

    If you're interested in attending, please contact at your earliest opportunity.

    More Office Moves in Academic Programs

    A further shuffling of spaces down on the fourth floor has settled with senior events coordinator Jennifer Garcia in Meinel 406A and senior program coordinator Amanda Ferraris in Meinel 412. With the departure of graduate student funding coordinator Anabel Moreno, Amanda has taken on some new duties; students with questions or concerns about 2014 appointment forms — due by Friday, July 18 — should email, call 520-621-8418 or stop by her new office.

    Upcoming Events

    Final Exams

    May 9-15

    Ph.D Defense: Yuhao Wang

    May 13, 2 p.m., Meinel 747

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    Pre-Commencement Celebration

    May 16, 4:30-7 p.m., SUMC South Ballroom

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    Breault Research Organization Introduction to ASAP Tutorial

    June 3-6; 6400 E. Grant Rd., Suite 350, Tucson, Ariz.; email to register.

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    Faculty Distinctions

    Peng Lab's Paper Makes Cover of Biomedical Optics Journal

    Gracing the cover of this month's issue of Biomedical Optics Express is an article from assistant professor Leilei Peng's Biomedical Spectroscopy and Interferometry Lab.

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    Alumni Dispatches

    Flagello Named Head of Nikon Research Corporation of America

    Alumnus and adjunct professor Donis Flagello was named president, CEO and chief operating officer of Industrial Affiliates Leadership Partner Nikon Research Corporation of America on April 1. 

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    Media Mentions